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Test ID NBLD0035 HemoQuant, Feces

Useful For

Detection of blood in feces

 

HemoQuant is the most appropriate fecal occult blood test to use in the evaluation of iron deficiency

 

Other useful applications include the detection of bleeding as a complication of anticoagulant therapy and other medication regimens

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Spoon-like sampler from kit (T134)

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped tube

Specimen Volume: 1 g

Collection Instructions: Collect random specimen from a single defecation.

Additional Information: Patient should be instructed to refrain from red meat and aspirin for 3 days prior to specimen collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 g

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.

Analytic Time

1 day

Method Name

Fluorescence Quantitation

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84126

Reporting Name

Hemoquant, F

Reference Values

Normal:

≤2.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

Marginal:

2.0-3.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

2.0-4.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces*

Elevated:

>3.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

>4.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces*

*Alternative reference values for persons who have ingested red meat or aspirin during any of the 3 days preceding specimen collection.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13284 Hemoquant, F
13285 Fecal Hemoglobin
13286 Dietary Status